CANTOS VALDEPIEDRA 2016

CALIFICADA RIOJA / 100% TEMPRANILLO
Code: 129735

Cantos de Valdepiedra is a reference aging wine from the Martínez Bujanda family winery, a 100% Tempranillo wine to taste La Rioja.

Cantos Valdepiedra is a crianza black wine, made from the youngest Tempranillo vines on the estate. This wine is an excellent wine that you cannot get tired of, it is distinguished by a balanced mineral acidity and a fresh and long finish.

Cantos Valdepiedra has exceptional conditions for cultivation that are a consequence of its microclimate, influenced by the Sierra de Cantabria, in the north, and by Demand, in the south. With a climate between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, which stimulates production, bringing body, color and longevity to the wine.

 

 

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Cellar:
Finca Valdepiedra
Brand:
CANTOS DE VALDEPIEDRA
O.D.:
CALIFICADA RIOJA
Variety:
100% TEMPRANILLO
Type:
AGING RED
Year:
2016
Degree:
13,5% vol.
View:
Intense purple. Violet flashes of abundant, colored and dense tears.
Nose:
High aromatic intensity with notes of black fruit and ripe sloes, a very marked mineral profile that together with notes from the barrel such as vanilla, spices and tobacco give this wine great character. The Tempranillo variety is very marked and well integrated with the barrel.
Mouth:
The attack is fatty and intense with a sweet tooth, showing great finesse. Balanced acidity with alcohol prevailing the typical freshness of the "Valpiedras". Long, mineral finish with hints of fine woods and great freshness.
Serving temperature:
It is recommended to serve at 16 ºC.
Pairing:
Pots of vegetables and legumes, chicken soups. Regarding meats, it pairs better with white, turkey, suckling lamb and pork. Perfect accompaniment to rice with rabbit and braised pularda.
Name:
FINCA VALPIEDRA
Description:

All the Cantos Valpiedra grapes come from the farm. The harvest is manual and in boxes, with a first selection of bunches in the vines themselves. Subsequently, a second and rigorous selection is made in the winery: before entering, the grapes go through a professional table, where all those that are not in perfect condition are discarded.
The grapes for Cantos Valpiedra, once harvested and selected, are emptied into the hopper where they are de-stemmed to pass to the fermentation tanks.

Vineyards Located al a topographic altitude between 406 and 427 meters and located on terraces on the Ebro River.

 

 

Ground:
Eminently sandy-loam and high in calcium, with a surface covered in thick elements, pebbles and a medium level of limestone.
Weather:

A vintage marked by an advance of the maturation cycle due to the high temperatures in July, which caused an early harvest but full of structure and color.

Harvest:
During the third week of September.
Vinification:

Fermentation in stainless steel tanks with temperature control. Maceration for 19 days.

Aging:

Aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels.

Bottling:
June 2018

Awards and scores Cantos de Valpiedra Crianza 2015:
90 points Peñín Guide (2020)
90 points Robert Parker-Wine Advocate (2019)
92 points Tim Atkin (2019)
92 points James Suckling (2019)

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